Im Rahmen des Month of Performance Art in Berlin zeigt die Kreuzberger Skalitzers Galerie vom 16. Mai bis 2. Juni 2012 NUGs Ausstellung Human Behaviour.
Am Samstag, den 12. Mai wird ab 19 Uhr dort erstmal die Eröffnung gefeiert.
Skalitzers presents infamous Swedish artist Nug, in participation with the Month of Performance Art. Taking the energy and abstract expression of writing to new media and contexts, Nug has gained wide recognition in recent years for his graffiti-inspired actions including the controversial ‘Territorial Pissing’ in 2008. Join us with the artist for opening night of the fourth show in the ‘Fine Lines’ series, exploring the role of tagging within contemporary art.
The tag, also referred to as handstyle, urban calligraphy or ‘writing’, is a personal statement or signature: an expression of identity. The work of many artists starts and ends with the tag. For some the tag represents the basis from which they developed their style into less abstract art forms. For many of these artists tagging is a relevant part of their work, others’ entire message is contained within their tag. Reaching across culture, class and age, the tag is a global art form: a pure form of self expression and style. Originating in Philadelphia in the 1960s and New York in the early 1970s, for decades it has laid the foundation for a number of related art forms which have developed from the streets to galleries worldwide.